Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Esther M. Bechtel[1, 2]

Female 1853 - 1923  (69 years)


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  • Name Esther M. Bechtel 
    Born 16 May 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Esther M. Witmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number 00007-0655 
    Died 6 Mar 1923  Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I10906  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Joseph B. Bechtel,   b. 8 Jun 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah Miller,   b. 28 Nov 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1907, Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1848  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob S. Witmer,   b. 10 Jan 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1927, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1877  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Norman Witmer
     2. Alvin Witmer,   b. 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 77 years)
     3. Joseph B. Witmer,   b. 9 Nov 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1954, , Lapeer Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Minerva Witmer,   b. 1881,   d. 1960  (Age 79 years)
     5. John Witmer,   b. 13 Jun 1885,   d. 25 Mar 1945  (Age 59 years)
     6. Anson Witmer,   b. 1888,   d. 1953  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Esther M. Bechtel "was born May 16th, 1853. She is married to Jacob S. Witmer. They reside at Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. .."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 680.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Sep 1877.
      09 Sep 1877 By Pastor Baumann in Freeport, Jakob Witmer was married to Esther Bechtel, both of Waterloo Township.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 197.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10996-77.
      10996-77 - Jacob WITMER, 23, farmer, Waterloo Twp., same, s/o Joseph & Catharine WILMER, married Esther BECHTEL, 24, Waterloo Twp., same, d/o Joseph & Sarah BECHTEL, witn: Nelson BOWMAN & Elizabeth BOWMAN both of Waterloo, 9 Sept 1877, Waterloo Twp.

    5. [S142] Census - Michigan - 1880, Maple Valley, Sanilac, Michigan Film 1254605 Page Number 161A.

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 16.

    7. [S2173] Find A Grave, Esther Bechtel Witmer (1853 - 1923) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2017). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 15 July 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89565184.

    8. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 9 Page 64.

    9. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 96.

    10. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 196.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner report 120.
      Joseph Bechtel, married to Sarah Muller. 18 Apr. 1848

    12. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 36.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1877 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1923 - Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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